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Medication Training

Medication Training / Learning Course

Why is there a need for drug Administering Training?

In February 2006 a report, was written by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), because care homes were failing to meet the standards for administering medication.
Some of the problems that have been reported are:

  • The wrong drug was administered.
  • Too much medication was given.
  • Too little medication was given.
  • Medication was missed, or was given too late or too early.
  • Staff administering medication, were not adequately trained.
  • Medications was left unattended in a communal place, or was lost.
  • They ran out of the specific medication or medication was overstocked and out of date.
  • Mistakes in records of medicine administration.

Aims & Objectives

By the end of the training course you will be able to:

  • Understand the legislation involved with drug administering.
  • Follow procedures set for safe administration of medication.
  • Correctly use a Medication Administration Record (Mar) sheet.
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and security in all procedures of drug administering.